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The short guide to social work

The short guide to social work

by Robert AdamsRobert Adams
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This engaging and accessible text offers a concise overview of social work which will appeal to anyone needing a quick introduction to social work as a discipline. It contains essential information for all prospective and new social work students, the theories and policy and practice frameworks as well as current issues facing social work today. Illustrated with many examples from practice, it covers social work with many service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, disabled people and people with mental health problems as well as specialist areas of practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847422873
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Series: Policy Press - Short Guides Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Adams is Professor of Social Work, Teesside University and visiting Professor, University of the West of Scotland. He has written and edited many books about social work, including some best-selling titles, and has been an external examiner on qualifying social work programmes for more than 20 years.

Table of Contents

Part One: Preparing for social work: Introducing social work
Qualifying programmes in social work
Becoming a social worker
Organisation, legal basis and regulation of social work

Part Two: Practising social work: Social work with children, young people and their families
Social work with adults and health-related services
Social work with older people
Social work with disabled people
Social work with mental health, illness and recovery
Social work with groups and communities

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